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The design and implementation of a menu-oriented interface for personal computers is discussed. Factors pertaining to the cognitive limitations of users are examined and their impact on the design of the system is described. The major attributes of the system are (1) all communication between the operator and the computer is through menus or forms (which are analogus to hard copy documents); (2) extensive help is available at all times; (3) the interface can adapt to the experience of the user; (4) the display processing time is short; and (5) an external data format exists that completely defines the interface. The various components of the interface are discussed in detail, followed by a discussion of the implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 1980
EventProc Jt Symp -SIGSMALL Symp, 3rd and SIGPC Symp, 1st - Palo Alto, CA, USA
Duration: Sep 18 1980Sep 19 1980


OtherProc Jt Symp -SIGSMALL Symp, 3rd and SIGPC Symp, 1st
CityPalo Alto, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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